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Chicken Bake

This recipe is the simplest recipe that I have EVER made!  When you don’t have time or a lot of skill in the kitchen then this is the recipe for you!  The best part is that everything is in one dish!

Chicken Noodle Soup

I have 2 sick boys at home and what else is more appropriate on a cold winter day than some homemade chicken noodle soup.  The store made variety is always good in a pinch but with the increase in sodium and sketchy looking meat I felt that making a pot of my own would be much more comforting.

I didn’t realize how easy chicken noodle soup is to make until I actually did it!  Super easy and I got to use my new Dutch Oven that I got for Christmas!  It’s a win win for everyone!

Big chunks of veggies, soothing broth, this soup will become a family favorite!

TIPS:

  • You can use fresh thyme sprigs instead of poultry seasoning, I prefer the different herbs in poultry seasoning
  • Always salt and pepper each layer – the base, the stock and finished product. But go light on salt since you can’t take it away.
  • Add as many veggies as you like. If you like a lot of carrots, then add more – it will only help the flavor!
  • Short on time? Buy a rotisserie chicken and shred it up.
  • Remember to season your raw chicken breast while you cook. I chopped the breast up into small cubes prior to cooking, adding salt, pepper, dried parsley, onion powder and garlic powder. You want the chicken to have its own similar flavor to the stock.

Clean Eating Minestrone Soup

Here is a great clean eating spin on a classic soup!  I made this in my wonderful new dutch oven for the whole family to enjoy!  The recipe didn’t call for chicken but I cooked some chicken breast and cut it up into chunks and threw it in the soup for a complete meal.

My Favorite Chicken Cacciatore

This is one meal that everyone in my family just raves about.  It feeds a family of 4 comfortably and i always have leftovers!  It’s a great comfort food and doesn’t take long to make!  I just make some whole grain brown rice and put a serving over top!

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

This week I decided to give Kati’s Cauliflower pizza a try because I wanted pizza and I need to eat more veggies everyday and this was going to be it!  I didn’t tell my husband what the pizza was made of because I didn’t want him to balk at it!

It actually was REALLY good!  I would totally make it again!  It definitely isn’t Pizza Hut Pizza but it does the trick for me!  So if you don’t want to totally kill all of your hard work then I strongly recommend this recipe!  I added some red onion, green peppers, mushrooms and spinach to my pizza!  I just sauteed them in a little olive oil and garlic and placed on top!

Mexican Poblano Stuffed Peppers

So I decided to give this recipe a try that I found on the cleaneatingmag.com website.  I looked at the prep time and the cook time and thought, wow this is going to be a quick and easy dinner!  But I obviously did not read the recipe!  So it took me way longer than I anticipated but it was worth it!  For those of you that are vegetarians this is a great recipe and for those of you that want to try it out I would go for it!!!  I’ll give you the recipe the way I found it and then tell you what I added!  It was yummy!!!

Mexican Lasagna

Made this last night for dinner and it really hit the spot.  It’s definitely not the cleanest meal out there but it is a special treat.  When I am planning my meals for the week I try to only plan a meal with either pasta, or cheese once a week.  It’s not a special treat but it has more calories than I typically consume at a dinner.  Make sure to watch your portion sizes because with this meal its easy to go overboard!

Lemon Chicken Scaloppine

Last night I invited one of my amazing bombshells and former nanny over for dinner last night.  It had been a few weeks, a month to be exact since she saw the kids and accepted a full time position so we needed to catch up!  I decided to try a new recipe last night.  I absolutely love lemon and I love chicken so what better than to put the two of them together and make a lemon chicken scallopine!

Here is the recipe and I hope you enjoy!  It is super easy, which I always like!

Clean Eating Chicken Piccata

Chicken Piccata is one of my most favorite dinners.  I used to order it at restaurants every time we went out!  But the breading and buttery sauce just doesn’t fit into my lean lifestyle.  When I purchased Chalean Extreme it came with an awesome nutritional guide with great recipes.  Chicken Piccata stuck out to me like peanut butter!!!  So I decided to give this recipe a try!  It was delicious and my family loved it too!

Shrimp and Chicken Stir Fry

I am 2 weeks into Chalean Extreme and I must say that I am in LOVE!  I have loved each of the different Beachbody programs that I have done all differently but this one just makes me feel like superwoman each morning!

I love that Chalene teaches you HOW to lift weights and heavy weights!  She explains to you that it is ok to lift until failure and you won’t become big and bulky! This is exactly what I need!  Lean muscle because right now I have lost the fat but I am left with my former twiggy self!  (LOL) I have very skinny and long arms and legs!  So in order to grow muscle you must also feed your muscle good food!

Here is a great recipe that I have found to help me stay clean in my eating but get the vitamins and nutrients my body needs to stay strong!